atemoya [ah-tuh-moi-uh] Word Origin noun

  1. a tropical tree of the Philippines that is a hybrid of the cherimoya and sweetsop.
  2. the pinecone- or heart-shaped fruit of this tree, having a sweet, edible, white pulp.

Origin of atemoya 1910–15; Tagalog and Philippine English ate sweetsop + (cheri)moya

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